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Impressive Thursday Heat to Be Outdone Friday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Thursday brought impressive record hot temperatures to New England and the Northeastern U.S. corridor:

    In New England:

    • Nashua, NH  98 (tied old record 98, 1955)
    • Burlington, VT  97 (94, 1994)
    • Sanford, ME  97 (97, 1955)
    • Fitchburg, MA  97 (94, 1980)
    • Springfield, VT  96 (96, 1991)
    • Lebanon, NH  95 (95, 1977)
    • North Adams, MA  94 (93, 1957)
    • Bennington, VT  94 (93, 1957)

    In the Northeast US and Southern Canada:

    • Ithaca, NY  100 (beats all-time high of 98)
    • Newark, NJ  103
    • Toledo, OH  102
    • Little Rock, AR  102
    • Joplin, MO  102
    • Reading, PA  102
    • Syracuse, NY  101
    • Harrisburg, PA  101
    • Detroit, MI  100
    • Wilmington, NC  100
    • Toronto, Ontario  100 (new daily record, one degree shy of all-time record)
    • Cleveland, OH  97

    Some hot, but non-record breaking temperatures in New England from Thursday:

    • Westfield, MA  101
    • Chicopee, MA  98
    • Windsor Locks, CT  98
    • Boston, MA  97
    • Concord, NH  97

    More records will fall Friday, with over a dozen high temperature records in jeopardy, as many communities in Eastern Massachusetts should rise to 100 degrees.  Interestingly, while our NECN forecast for Boston as of this writing Thursday night is 101 for Boston on Friday, this still wouldn't be a record for the city, whose second-hottest temperature on record came on July 22, 1926, when the temperature reached 103.  The all-time hottest temperature in Boston is 104.  So...while we may not break a record in the City, we're *just about* as hot as it gets.

    Stay hydrated, stay cool.

    Matt